Building Information

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Construction

ARCHITECT: Jacques Roy Architect, Moncton
INTERIOR DESIGN: Mary Ann Stevens. Inc. Interior Designer, Fredericton
GENERAL CONTRACT: Rocca Construction
TOTAL CAPITAL COST: $9.3 Million
FUNDING: Provided through The Saint John 1985 Canada Summer Games Society, Inc. which was funded by the three levels of government for all capital costs of the 1985 Canada Summer Games, supplemented by private and corporate donations.

Building Features

GROSS FLOOR AREA: 5.220 m2 (56.200 ft2)
EXTERIOR: Red brick to match Market Square.
STRUCTURE:
Poured-in-place concrete columns.
Poured-in-place concrete floor slabs.
Steel columns and trusses used in competition pool.
Open web steel joists and steel decking for room assemblies.
ROOF: Sloped – standing seam steel panels.
ROOF: Flat – over competition pool rubberized membrane roof over metal deck and insulation.

LEVEL 1: MAINTENANCE AREA

Staff and service access, maintenance staff accommodation, filter room, boiler room, and associated storage area.
Ideal Temperature
Competition Pool 81°
Leisure Pool 86°
Tots Pool 89.5°
Hot Tub 105°

LEVEL 2: POOL AREA

COMPETITION POOL

LENGTH: 51 meters with a 1 meter movable bulkhead.
WIDTH: 18.3 meters; accommodates 8 swimming lanes.
WATER DEPTHS: 1.097 meters (3 ft, 6 in) in shallow end to 4.26 meters (14 ft) in deep end.
WATER CAPACITY: 556,000 U.S gallons
DIVING FACILITIES: Two one-meter springboards; two three-meter springboards; one five-meter diving platform.
FILTRATION SYSTEM: Competitive tank has its own filtration system, continuous circulation flow to purify water.
TIMING SYSTEM: Colorado timing system capable of scoring swimming, diving, water polo, and synchronized swimming.
SPECTATOR SEATING: Canada Games 1400, Post Games 500

LEISURE POOL AREA

TOTS POOL: Water depth is 12 to 18 inches surrounded by a plexiglass fence and a water despensing tree.
LEISURE POOLS: Two leisure pools interconnected. Depth 3 ft to 4.5 ft. 25 meters in length. Upper pool water overflows into lower pool, creating a water fall effect. Spiral slide from “Teen Island” into lower pool.
WHIRLPOOLS: There are two whirlpools; one for families the other for adults.

The tots pool, leisure pools, and whirlpools have a separate filtration system from the competition pool. The advantage of this is that if the competition pool is shut down for maintenance or some other reason, programming can continue in the leisure area or vice versa.
Adjacent to the leisure pool area is the public dry and steam saunas.
CHANGE FACILITIES: Men’s and women’s locker rooms, showers, and grooming areas. Family change hut and off-deck bathroom facilities are available.

LEVEL 3: PUBLIC ACCESS

LOBBY: Primary control area. Reception desk. Access to locker room and public areas.
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE: Off lobby and pool area.
SPORTS MEDICINE CLINIC: In-house physiotherapy/rehabilitation clinic run by a private practitioner.
HEALTHY TOUCH MASSAGE THERAPY CLINIC: In-house massage therapy with Registered Massage Therapists.
MULTIPURPOSE ROOM: Designed for fitness classes, large meetings, parties, etc. Folding partition to divide room in half.
FITNESS CLUB: Extensive resistance training, cardiovascular training, fitness centre and appraisal/counseling area.
LOWER PEDWAY: Administrative offices, lecture rooms, two small lecture facilities for small group instruction meeting.

ACCOMMODATIONS AVAILABLE

Exterior access to Aquatic Centre is ramped
Elevator available from lobby to pool level
Ramp access throughout main building level
Paraplegic change facilities in men’s and women’s locker rooms
Leisure pool has graduated steps to both levels. Portable access chair is available for pool.
Wheelchair accessibe “Ronald McDonald” change room on deck level

INDOOR ACCESS TO SHOPPING AREAS, HOTELS and DINING

Indoor pedway access to the Shoppes of City Hall, Market Square and Brunswick Square.

For more information about our building and facilities, please contact us today.